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MARTIN COUNTY JAIL
Stanton, Texas

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

300, Saint Joseph St, Stanton

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The Jail

The old jail has served a variety of jobs, including museum and library. Originally part of the old courthouse, the holding cells were kept after the courthouse was razed and the (then new) jail built around them.
Stanton, TX - Old Martin County Jail
Old Martin County Jail
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Historical Marker

Old Martin County Jail

The cell block of this jail was originally included in the 1885 Martin County Courthouse, built the year after the organization of Martin County when Stanton was known as Marienfeld. When the courthouse was torn down following a 1908 bond election, the cells were retained as the nucleus of this rock jail building. Completed that same year, it included living quarters for the sheriff's family. It later served as a library and museum.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1982
Stanton, TX - Old Martin County Jail  historical marker
Old Martin County Jail historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Stanton, TX - Old Martin County Jail
Old Martin County Jail
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Stanton Texas jail
Old Martin County Jail
Photo courtesy Jason Penney, 2000

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